Bat or Bird? Learning from Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts

55 min.

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Objective

Students will become familiar with the similarities and differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Big Idea

Fiction and non-fiction texts can help us understand the world around us.

Have students work in pairs or small groups to create a list of characteristics of fiction and non-fiction texts.

Read Stelleluna by Janell Cannon

On a blank piece of paper have students sketchnote to create drawings and/or record important ideas, words or phrases in the book as a means to activate their memories and retain information.

Have a few students share their sketchnotes with the class explaining an important idea to the group.

Explore Wonder #1755 Are Bats Birds?

Have students works in groups to record as many of the facts that Stellaluna taught them about bats.